Seven charged over NSW drug syndicate
Police have arrested seven people and seized $100,000 worth of speed and ecstasy during a covert operation to smash a drug syndicate operating in Sydney and on the NSW Central Coast.
Police launched Operation Kosmina in early 2009 to target the illegal supply of methylamphetamine (speed) and MDMA (ecstasy) in those areas.
On Friday, police arrested three men and three women aged between 19 and 43 at Central Coast premises in The Entrance, Woongarrah and at a luxury Terrigal hotel.
The seventh member of the group, a 56-year-old woman, was arrested at Dural, in Sydney's northwest.
Investigators also seized amounts of speed and ecstasy with a street value of about $100,000 and a sum of cash and drug paraphernalia.
All seven alleged offenders have been charged with a raft of drug-related matters.
The three men arrested on the Central Coast will face Gosford Bail Court and the Dural woman will face Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday.
Their three co-accused have been granted conditional bail to appear in court at a later date.
09:38 AEST Sat Nov 7 2009
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